Jon Snow’s story is not over yet.
HBO is reportedly in the early development stages of a live-action Game of Thrones spin-off focused on Jon Snow, per The Hollywood Reporter. Kit Harington, who portrayed the moody hero through the original series’ eight seasons, would reprise the role if the show moves forward.
HBO and Harington’s reps have not yet addressed the reports after THR broke the news on Thursday night, but three years after the epic fantasy series took its final bow (to many viewers’ dissatisfaction), fans are likely eager to find out if they’ll have another chance with their favorite sword-wielding bastard. While we wait, here’s what we know so far.
All we know from THR’s report is that the potential series would take place after the events in GoT. The original series finale—if you recall; if not, spoiler alert!—saw Jon exiling himself to the Wall (which is now destroyed) and joining the Wildlings up North. So what happens next?
As a refresher: By this point, Jon knows that his real name is Aegon Targaryen and that his parents are Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. The Night King has been defeated in the Battle of Winterfell. Jon has killed Daenerys Targaryen, his ally-turned-lover, to save the rest of Westeros from her fury as the Mad Queen (which also didn’t sit well with many viewers). The Iron Throne has been destroyed by Drogon. And Bran, sigh, is now king.
Harington’s return as Jon Snow is the only potential casting announcement reported so far.
But if the series moves forward, there could be room to bring back some old faces from GoT. Surviving characters include: Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), now Queen in the North; Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), who could perhaps return from her travels west of Westeros; Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), who’s the new Hand of the King; Jon’s bestie Sam (John Bradley), who became a maester and author of A Song of Ice and Fire; Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), who got promoted to head of the Kingsguard; Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju), who is seen with Jon in the final shot of the series; and, sure, even Bran.
At the moment, these cameos are all speculative, but no doubt they’d delight some fans if confirmed.
The first and most prominent at the moment is House of the Dragon, a prequel series following House Targaryen that’s set 300 years before the events in GoT. It will premiere in August on HBO.
THR reports that including the Jon Snow project, there are seven other GoT spin-offs under way. There are live-action prequels, including 10,000 Ships, which would follow Princess Nymeria; 9 Voyages, which follows the adventurer Lord Corlys Velaryon; and Dunk and Egg, about Ser Duncan the Tall and his trickster squire, Egg. Plus, three animated prequel projects.